Perse launches essay competition for Cambridgeshire pupils
7 Dec 2020
An essay competition aimed at inspiring youngsters across Cambridgeshire to help develop their intellectual curiosity has been launched by The Perse.
The Perse Research Essay competition is open to Year 9 pupils across the county with a wide range of titles across a variety of subject areas, ready to be answered.
The competition is divided into two categories – arts/humanities and sciences – and there are prizes available for winners and runners-up in each section. The winner of each category will receive a prize of £30. Additionally, there will also be two ‘highly commended’ prizes in each section worth £10 each.
Matt Fox, Perse Head of Research, said: “The Year 9 research essay competition is a wonderful opportunity to have a go at developing your research skills. Whether this is your first attempt at doing an extended research project, or you have done some research before, we hope skills such as planning, finding sources, analysing and coming to a conclusion, will help to equip you for future research.”
The competition was the idea of Perse research prefects Neil Sardesai, Camillo Padulli and Maria-Louiza Van den Bergh (all Upper Sixth).
Neil said: “I really encourage students to have a go at the Year 9 essay competition, as the research skills I have gained during my time at The Perse will serve me well at university and beyond.”
For full rules and list of essay questions, click here.
Entries should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by the closing date of 5pm on 22 February 2021.